Laser Hair Removal

PRE-TREATMENT PREPARATION

12 HOURS PRIOR
No numbing cream to be applied to the treatment area
Hair must be shaved
Avoid applying moisturizer or deodorant products to the area
No cosmetic injectables to the area

3 DAYS PRIOR
Stop using cosmeceutical retinol and AHA/BHA

2 WEEKS PRIOR
Topical prescription retinol / whitening/ steroidal creams must be stopped two weeks prior
Must not have an active cold sore
No fake tan
No recent sun exposure and sunbeds
For 2-4 weeks no waxing, laser, threading, tweezing, electrolysis or IPL in the area

We cannot treat if you are:
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Taking medication that contains Isotretinoin. If you have taken Accutane, or any other acne drug, laser should be avoided for six months after use has ceased
We cannot treat over metal plates or pins in the treatment area

First appointment

Before your first treatment you will have a quick, 15-minute consultation with your laser technician to assess your hair and skin type, suitability for treatment and to advise you on how to best prepare your skin for laser hair removal.

If you would like to have your first treatment immediately following this consultation, that can usually be arranged – please follow the pre-treatment guidelines above if this is the case.

POST TREATMENT CARE

IMMEDIATELY POST TREATMENT
Apply the recommended Balense Recovery Cream as required
Use Balense UV Defiance SPF 50+

12 HOURS POST
Do not pick the skin as this could lead to hyper/hypopigmentation or scarring

24 HOURS POST
Keep cool
Keep hydrated, increase water intake to 8 glasses per day
Avoid steam, saunas and spa pools
Avoid exercise and swimming
Avoid any activities that would cause excessive perspiration

1-5 DAYS POST
Use Balense Hydrating Gentle Cleanser, Recovery Cream and UV Defiance SPF 50+

5 DAYS POST
Post treatment resume with personalised prescription of Balense homecare
Gently exfoliate using Balense Jojoba Exfoliating Cleanser or use the Balense Enzymatic Sleep Masque

7 DAYS POST
Do not apply any topical prescription creams to the treated area for 7 days
No cosmetic injectable treatments for 4 weeks post treatment
Avoid sun exposure and sunbeds
Only shave between treatments